Interior Communication Electrician; What is it? Who knows? Want to find out? There are not many IC sailors so this is just the place to share your experiences about what our loved ones have done or what they are currently doing. =)
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would anyone know where the ATF/IC SR's usually get stationed at after completion of A School? I talked to my father & he thought Japan, but of course he's retired Army...lol
My son has hs PIR on 3/7 and then heads to IC A school at great lakes. He called yesterday and mentioned needing a lap top for A school. Are there specifications for the lap tops required for IC A school?
Interior Communications Electricians (ICs) install, maintain and repair the equipment needed for interior communications within ships and shore facilities. These communication systems include public address systems, interior telephone systems, alarm systems, engine telegraphs to communicate orders for changes in engine speed from the bridge (ship's command station) to the engine room, certain kinds of ship control and equipment monitoring devices, the ship's gyrocompass, the rudder position indicator, audio-visual equipment for the ship's TV entertainment systems, advanced navigation and various other equipment.
The duties performed by IC's include:
Maintaining and repairing interior communications systems;
Preparing and interpreting blueprints, wiring diagrams and sketches;
Installing and inspecting dry cell and storage batteries;
Recharging wet cell batteries;
Testing interior communications and gyrocompass equipment;
Installing telephone and other communications circuits, boxes, switchboards and bell buzzer systems;
Maintaining plotters and dead reckoning equipment;
Maintaining and operating TV systems;
Working Environment :
People in the IC rating work in many different situations, at sea and ashore. While most of their work is performed indoors, it may be in a clean or dirty environment of a shop-like nature, and it may be in any kind of climate or temperature. IC's usually work closely with others. Most systems IC's work on is of the modern solid state electronic type, making the rating a very technical profession.
A-School (Job School) Information
Great Lakes, IL -- 10 weeks
Some Interior Communications Electricians who graduate from "A" school go on to advanced training courses such as gyrocompass and advanced TV maintenance. Others are assigned to duty stations where they can continue learning their rating through on-the-job training.
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